Monday morning one-liners


Fred Jackson’s 43-yard touchdown run on the fourth play of the second half jumpstarted the Bills comeback.

CB Nolan Carroll and S Reshard Jones shared responsibility for the touchdown that sealed the Dolphins’ fate.

Patriots LB Jerod Mayo’s stop on fourth-and-goal in the second quarter helped set the tone for the win over the Chargers.

TE Dustin Keller took advantage of the attention paid to his Jets teammates.

The Ravens couldn’t match the intensity of the Titans on Sunday.

Failure to convert short third and fourth downs doomed the Bengals in Denver.

KR Josh Cribbs set the Browns up for two short touchdown drives with big returns.

The Steelers were pleased with the play of T Marcus Gilbert.

CB Jonathan Joseph impressed his Texans teammates with the way he returned to the field after hurting his foot.

Bob Kravitz of the Indianapolis Star doesn’t think Kerry Collins is the answer at quarterback for the Colts.

The Jaguars defense wasn’t the biggest problem in the 32-3 loss to the Jets.

The Titans run defense did a much better job than it did in Week One.

Broncos WR Eric Decker atoned for his fumble with two second half touchdowns.

The Chiefs compounded their lousy play with costly penalties.

Said Raiders DL Tommy Kelly of the last play of their loss to the Bills, “Man, we’re the Raiders. If we were probably the Patriots or Bears or the Falcons or somebody, they probably would reverse it. But they ain’t going to reverse that call for us.”

The Chargers were never able to get TE Antonio Gates involved in Sunday’s game.

Cowboys K Dan Bailey redeemed himself by hitting the tying and winning field goals on Sunday in San Francisco.

Tom Coughlin might have a different opinion on blaming the coach for a team’s injuries than he did when he took over as Giants coach.

The Eagles defense looked great on Sunday night until they didn’t.

Tim Hightower and Roy Helu gave the Redskins 170 rushing yards in the win over the Cardinals.

Bears QB Jay Cutler got hit too often by the Saints.

Any student would be happy to come home with a report card like the Lions got for Sunday’s win.

Packers QB Aaron Rodgers thinks the running backs need to get more touches.

Writes Jim Souhan of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, “The Vikings haven’t just begun the 2011 with two losses, they’ve blown two games with poisonous second-half performances that call into question the ability of their coaches to adapt during games, their offensive philosophy, their choice of veteran quarterbacks and their ability to fulfill the lofty expectations of ownership.”

Said Falcons coach Mike Smith, “I don’t know if there’s a tougher guy than Matt Ryan. He took a number of shots and kept going. When you have guys like that, you have a chance to be successful. He’s a tough Irishman. I’ve said that before. He gets hit and he takes that hit and he keeps going.”

Panthers WR Steve Smith’s third quarter fumble mitigated a lot of the good things he did against the Packers.

Saints linebackers Jonathan Casillas and Jonathan Vilma both missed plays with injuries but returned to help the team to victory.

The Buccaneers rediscovered RB LeGarrette Blount in the second half against the Vikings.

There’s still work to be done on defense for the Cardinals.

It has been a long time since the Rams were playing on Monday night.

Seahawks CB Brandon Browner was targeted all day long by the Steelers.